Fernandes Lab: the Mind, the Brain, the Science

We examine whether individual, and experimenter-induced, differences in representing information in memory influence successful retrieval. We study healthy younger and older adults, as well as those who have experienced a concussion, and those with memory-related difficulties.

We aim to discover how people represent information, as well as determine the strategies people can use to improve memory.

We use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determine distinct brain areas, and networks of regions, specialized for representing and accessing different kinds of information during a memory test.

We aim to highlight conditions and situations in which memory performance can be disrupted, providing insight into the limitations at both the cognitive and the neural level, of human cognitive processing.

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Right Fusiform Gyrus